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February 2, 2017

Lawyers and the Rule of Law: Safeguarding Our Democracy in the Trump Era
Wednesday, Feb. 8, noon-1:30 p.m.
Sullivan Hall, C-5

Dean Annette E. Clark, ’89, and the Korematsu Center for Law and Equality invite you to a presentation by a panel of Seattle U Law experts to help educate our community on topics such as presidential powers, the procedure regarding a stay of an executive order (including the reach of the stay and what comes next in the courts), the role that lawyers are playing in challenging the constitutionality/legality of the orders and representing individuals who have been detained, right to access to an attorney under these circumstances, historical analogues to this executive action, and the role that law students and ordinary citizens can play in protecting our democracy and vulnerable individuals.

Morning Prayer

To commemorate World Interfaith Harmony Week, morning prayer will be offered, as follows, by members of diverse religious traditions, with each one taking place 8:30 to 8:50 a.m. at the Chapel of St. Ignatius. Please, come and show your support for those who are going through difficult times in their faith communities. Learn from their wisdom, and bless them through prayers.

Tuesday, Feb. 7: Shaykh Qasim Hatem, Mihraab Foundation, Islam
Wednesday, Feb. 8: Rabbi Jaclyn Cohen, Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Judaism
Thursday, Feb. 9: Eddie Daichi Salazar, Zen Buddhism
Friday, Feb. 10: Justin Almeida and Melody Moberg, Unitarian Universalist

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry. For more information, click here or contact Heesook Yoo at

Our Students Abroad: Coming Home and Making Sense of It
Thursday, Feb. 9, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Presenters from three different areas of campus will explore how students do or do not make sense of their return to SeattleU after a significant intercultural experience abroad. There will also be time for audience voices of staff and faculty on this issue of intercultural reentry. Come to participate, come to listen. Presenters are Gina Lopardo, M.S. (Director, Education Abroad); Jimmy McCarty, Ph.D. (Campus Minister for Social Justice); Meenakshi Rishi, Ph.D. (IDIP Director and Professor of Economics, Albers School). Sponsored by Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies. For more information, click here or contact Rick Malleus at

CEJS Brown Bag Lunch with Cynthia Figge: Measuring Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Across Business
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Pigott 102

Cynthia Figge, cofounder of CSRHub and EKOS International, will discuss how business professionals, academics and financial analysts are using CSR and ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) metrics and ratings to benchmark corporate performance. She will discuss trends in corporate disclosure and reporting and the use of big data for CSR business intelligence. Sponsored by the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability. Click here for more information or contact Yolanda Cieters at

Dine Out Day
Friday, Feb. 3

The newest addition to Homecoming is Dine Out Day, an opportunity for faculty, staff, students and alumni to give back to the community that surrounds our university. Invite your friends, colleagues and students to lunch or dinner and support your favorite eateries on Capitol Hill and in the International District. These 18 restaurants are excited to be participating and look forward to seeing you: Ba Bar Restaurant; Byrek & Baguette; Cedars on Broadway; Cherry Street Coffee House (12th & James Location); Katsu Burger (Capitol Hill location); Lark Nate’s Wings & Waffles; Niche Gluten Free Cafe & Bakery; Nue; Oma Bap; Optimism Brewing Company; Rhein Haus; Seattle Rooster’s Tex Mex; Seven Beef Steak Shop; Slab Sandwiches & Pie; Soi; Southpaw; and Taste of the Caribbean. Wear your red and let the staff know you are from Seattle U! For more information, visit Homecoming. For more information, contact Katelyn Mendoza at

CDLI Workshops

The Center for Digital Learning and Innovation (CDLI) is a place where faculty can explore strategies for incorporating technology into online, hybrid and web-facilitated courses. Come learn, experiment and share ideas with a supportive community of practice. For ideas about how you might work with the CDLI, check out Lab Activities, the Teaching Online pages and the Calendar. Contact Luke Ware at with any questions.  

  • Camtasia –Monday, Feb. 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m., CDLI Lab, PAVL 050: Learn the basics of Camtasia for Mac or PC. Camtasia is a premium screen recorder with sophisticated video editing. CDLI has a limited number of instructor licenses available if you decide this is the tool for you. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

  • Technology in your f2f (face-to-face) Classroom –Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1:30-2:30 p.m., CDLI Lab, PAVL 050: Have you ever wished you could get real-time, meaningful feedback from your brick and mortar students? Are you looking for ways to increase engagement and interactivity in your classroom? Then you might want to check out a few of CDLI’s faculty favorite tools in one of their newest workshops. This workshop will cover a variety of technical and pedagogical approaches to using free and device-agnostic tools like clicker substitutes, real-time surveys and informal chatting. Click here for more information and to RSVP. 
  • Make a Banner for Your Course Using Canva –Thursday, Feb. 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m., CDLI Lab, PAVL 050: Not to be confused with Canvas! Canva is an online tool that will help you make appealing and memorable course banners for your Canvas course homepages. There are many banner styles and formats available in Canva for free. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

  • Rubrics in Canvas –Friday, Feb. 10, 11:00-Noon, CDLI Lab, PAVL 050 – With the Canvas Rubric feature you can include rubrics in assignments, discussions and peer-review. This makes your expectations clear and allows you to efficiently give students meaningful feedback. This workshop will show you how to combine the different rubric options available in Canvas with the feedback tools in Speedgrader to streamline your grading process and enrich your feedback. Note: This workshop requires a basic understanding of Speedgrader. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

MFA Arts Leadership Info Session
Monday, Feb. 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
1401 E Jefferson Street, Suite 401

Come learn about Seattle U’s MFA in Arts Leadership Program! You will hear where many of the program’s alumni have gone on to work after earning their degree from this program, as well as what you’ll be studying in your two years in the program, particularly with regard to the graduate management practicum experience. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask questions of the program director. Click here for more information or contact Jen Smoose at

January 31, 2017

Women’s Lives and Leadership: The Difference of a Jesuit Education
Thursday, Feb. 16, noon-1:30 p.m.
Casey Commons

Featuring alumnae panelists: Andrea Drea, ’13, D. Solutions; Mildred Ollee, Ed.D., ’88, interim executive director, Northwest African American Heritage Museum; Jacqueline Shrader, ’13, program director of the Seattle Institute; Rosa Singer, ’02, senior director of strategic partnerships at CARE; Laurie Warshal Cohen, Ed.D., ’88, special projects, Holocaust Center for Humanity. Sponsored by the Gaffney Chair in the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Alumni Engagement and Center for Jesuit Education. Light lunch included. RSVP to For more information, visit Gaffney Chair or contact Bruce Decker at 

Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life
A Book Reading by David Billings
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 12:30-1:20 p.m.
Pigott 103

David Billings is a white, Southern working class elder and lifelong antiracist organizer. Formerly a Methodist minister and in his fourth decade as core antiracist trainer with The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, he recently completed a book which documents the 400-year racialization of the United States and how people of European descent came to be called white. A master storyteller, Billings will read from Deep Denial, a work that is part popular history, part personal memoir. Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work; Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture; Center for Jesuit Education; and Reignite the Mission. For more information contact Rachel Luft at

World Interfaith Harmony Week Banquet 2017
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.
LeRoux Conference Center (STCN 160)

The School of Theology and Ministry, in partnership with Kids4Peace, is celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week. Four speakers will briefly address the question: “Can Silence Speak in a Noisy World?” Tickets are $10. Students are free. Please register online here. For more information, visit School of Theology and Ministry.

The Science of Compassion
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Chardin Hall Room 138

“If we say, oh, the practice of compassion is something holy, nobody will listen. If we say, warm-heartedness really reduces your blood pressure, your anxiety, your stress and improves your health, then people pay attention.”

-  Dalai Lama

Respected academic researchers like Stanford neurosurgeon James Doty note that “rigorous empirical data supports the view of all major world religions: compassion is good.” Can compassion help us to bridge differences and build understanding? And what is meant by the science of compassion? In this brown bag workshop, science and compassion will be explored. RSVP to 296-5898. Sponsored by the Faculty Ombudsperson.

Follow the Corn: North America in 1491
Thursday, Feb. 9, 7-9 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium (Free Lecture)

Please join the Indigenous Peoples Institute (IPI) in welcoming Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Ph.D., a writer, historian, feminist and author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, her fifth book. For more information, visit Indigenous Peoples Institute or contact Cosponsored by Women and Gender Studies; History; Latin American Studies and Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Seattle Ignited Women Project
Saturday, Feb. 11, 4-8 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

Seattle Ignited Women Project is a single evening event featuring three nationally recognized speakers: author and activist, Erin Brown; former pro soccer player and member of the USWNT, Lori Lindsey; and ESPN SportsCenter anchor Dianna Russini. The event is dedicated to redefining what success and strength mean for a woman. This is an empowering and inspiring opportunity to hear from three nationally recognized leaders in their field. Redefine success and gain a new perspective on the many ways to be a strong female. Click here for more information. Sponsored by Athletics and Women’s Soccer. Contact Allison Tenney at with questions.

For Students

Please share the following information with any students who might be interested.

  • Internship Fair: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Campion Ballroom – More than 50 employers from across corporate, government and nonprofit organizations will attend to recruit our students. This event is co-sponsored by Career Services and the Albers Placement Center. Call Career Services at 296-6080 with questions. For more information, visit Career Services.

  • Business Plan Competition Resource Night: Monday, Feb. 6, 5-7 p.m., Admissions & Alumni Building – Students are encouraged to attend the final SeattleU 2017 Business Plan Competition Resource Night for a crash course on preparing for the Business Plan Competition. No big ideas or business plans are required to attend and all students are welcome. Pizza will be served! Click here for more information.